30-hour-famine

A total of $6,500 was raised by students at Ponoka Secondary Campus last weekend.

Students Samira Rowland and Lisa van der Westhuizen count their earnings while a puppy keeps them company.

Students Samira Rowland and Lisa van der Westhuizen count their earnings while a puppy keeps them company.

A total of $6,500 was raised by students at Ponoka Secondary Campus last weekend.

Sixty-three students came together and did not eat for 30 hours to raise funds and awareness for the World Vision 30-Hour Famine. Each student was asked to raise at least $100 dollars.

This is the sixth year of the program. Organizer Brady Teeling said the program started with 30 students and has grown over the years.